Notebooks of Alexander Chalmers, containing literary references for the lives of well-known persons, chiefly British, most of whom are contained in the 1812 edition of Chalmers's General Biographical Dictionary. The contents of the notebooks are arranged in order of the first letter only of the names, but each volume has an index at end.
Notebooks of Alexander Chalmers
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. e. 4-27
- Dates of Creation1810
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Alexander Chalmers (1759-1834) was a biographer and miscellaneous writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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The notebooks were bought from Messrs. Bull and Auvache on 11 April 1889, for 1 1s.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 30015-38.